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Blindfold
Blindfold
Price: 12.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilled and very listenable, 2 Feb 2006
This review is from: Blindfold (Audio CD)
This album is well worth a listen. Like a cross between Sigur Ros and Massive Attack it creates quite an original sound. Chilled and not one for wild parties!


Inside In/Inside Out
Inside In/Inside Out
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.29

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly Kooking, 2 Feb 2006
This review is from: Inside In/Inside Out (Audio CD)
The Kooks were always on a hiding to nothing as this album was released at the same time as the Arctic Monkeys. It is a good album but does not have enough to really suck you in. It's there playing in the background and not necessarily standing out. Whereas the Arctic Monkeys smack you in the face immediately this takes a bit of listening and ultimately doesn't quite manage to create a stir. Sounding quite like Razorlight resulting in a fairly average sound.


Takk...
Takk...
Offered by musik-markt
Price: 7.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply stunning!, 25 Sep 2005
This review is from: Takk... (Audio CD)
As someone who appreciated the atmospheric qualities of Sigur Ros' music I have never really been sure if I liked them or not. 'Takk' has confirmed to me that they are simply stunning! There are not many bands around these days who treat their music as art! Sigur Ros do just that. The whole album whisks you away somewhere. Having now been to Iceland I kind of get what they are doing now! 'Saeglopur' and 'Milano' (sorry don't know how to get Icelandic alphabet) are the best music I have heard all year. Amazing quality. If you are like I was and unsure of what Sigur Ros are about, buy this, it will confirm it all and then listen to their previous albums and it will all fit into place. All in 'Takk' has to be one of the albums of the year.


The Angela Test
The Angela Test
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 16.18

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where have I heard this before?, 5 Sep 2005
This review is from: The Angela Test (Audio CD)
A summary for this album would be that it is very good but there are a few things that detract from it. One is that there are definite Radiohead and Coldplay undertones going on here. Maybe too definite at times. One thing that is for sure however is that these Icelanders can make excellent music and strong vocals that dare I say better Chris Martin but maybe not Thom Yorke!
The tracks are mostly mellow rock tracks in the Coldplay formula but there are occasions where more vibrancy appears namely on 'Silver Night' and 'Good Enough'.'The Spell'rockets along with great bass and keyboards and of course fine vocals. The opening track 'Shakma' is a poor choice of opener. It is rather slow and far, far too long. I feel that this could put people off the album but don't, listen on it does liven up!
Overall, this is a good album but lacks some of the sparkle that their first album had. Stand out tracks 'Good Enough', 'The Spell', 'Silver Night' and 'The Transparent'


FUCK FOREVER
FUCK FOREVER
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: 3.99

9 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pants, 19 Aug 2005
This review is from: FUCK FOREVER (Audio CD)
What is all the fuss about Babyshambles and in particular Pete Doherty? This is drab and forgettable.


The Bloodstream Ep
The Bloodstream Ep
Offered by Townsend Records
Price: 8.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very fine EP, where's the album?, 19 Aug 2005
This review is from: The Bloodstream Ep (Audio CD)
When you are feeling 'thoughtful' and want to put something on to chill then this EP does just the trick. 'Bloodstream' is one of the best tracks this year and it has is well put together with a kind of chilled but upbeat sort of sound. You can expect this song to be used on a movie in a scene where someone is reflecting! It ends abruptly with crackling and a piano. It is not the best song on the EP however! That accolade goes to Track 2 'Exit'. Wonderful mix of almost Massive Attack sound with more upbeat drums and fab vocals from Chris James. All I can say is buy this and when is a full length album available?


A Certain Trigger
A Certain Trigger
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 3.88

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Max-eee-mo or Max--i--mo ???, 28 July 2005
This review is from: A Certain Trigger (Audio CD)
Who knows what the correct pronunciation of their name is but what I do know is that 'A Certain Trigger' is a great album. There are a lot of bands out there just now who sound like MP and they are equally as good as each other but MP go just a little bit further. There tunes are melodic fun, festival type music (they were ace at T in the Park). They put accross to the world that here is their music and they love playing and singing it. It is something they are pretty darn good at too! Stand out tracks for me on ACT are 'Graffiti', the last 6 tracks except 'Acrobat' which strangely is a bit pants! 'Kiss You Better' has great lyrics and love the drums and bass on it too. Love the regional accents. Stuff all this sounding American nonsense!! We're British! Sons & Daughters sound great with their Scottish twang as well!
Sum up....Buy this if you need a pick me up. Its grin inducing. Hope they don't get lost in the throng of bands who sound similar!


Turn On The Bright Lights
Turn On The Bright Lights
Price: 9.17

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 21st Century Classic!, 18 July 2005
Once in a while there is a band who come along and Wow you. Well, the Interpol lads are just such a band. Like many I purchased Antics first and where it was a 4.5/ 5 rated record I bought TOTBL it became 5 as TOTBL is truly a brilliant album. I don't say that lightly and have not really said it since Radiohead 'OK Computer'.
Interpol are a very tight band and EXTREMELY good live. Their T in the Park set was amazing. OK, they are the most miserable band in the world but who cares when they produce music like this.
Stand out tracks on TOTBL. Look at track listing and start from #1 to #11. There are no bad tracks here. My personal favourites are 'NYC' tender, melodic and atmospheric, 'PDA' and the simply stunning 'The New'. Everything fits with this album, fragile vocals, beautiful guitars and as for the bass section, well, what can you say? Superb!
I would urge anyone to buy this. I don't give 5 stars and gush away like this likely!!


Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 2.75

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as Fat....., 14 May 2005
I have to say this is the Prodigy still on form even without Keith and Maxim. A lot of talk of 'it's not the same as FOTL or Jilted'. Why should it be? If they churned the same old stuff time and time again no one would listen. This is not identifable as The Prodigy. Although there are strong hints in places. That's what I like about it. More Chem Bros than FOTL but hey, they've moved on. Stand out tracks are 'Spitfire', 'Girls', 'Wake Up Call' and 'Hotride' which has vocals from the mad Juliette Lewis! For all those giving this album a poor rating because it's not like 'the old days' then wake up, this isn't 'the old days'!


Pearl Necklace
Pearl Necklace
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 4.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Much of a muchness, 5 May 2005
This review is from: Pearl Necklace (Audio CD)
This is pretty standard bread and butter rock. Heard it all before but worth a listen all the same. Vocals are pretty good. 'The Exile', '9 Volter' and 'Second Class Citizen' stand out tracks. Think they would probably worth a listen live.


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